As you plan your Labor Day Weekend in Bend, the Tetherow team has assembled the 5 things you must do in Bend before summer ends! These outdoor activities take full advantage of the beautiful weather and wide open spaces in Bend. Book your long holiday weekend at Tetherow’s hotel or vacation homes and experience everything we have to offer before fall arrives.
- Immerse yourself in live music again.
Bend’s newly remodeled Les Schwab Amphitheater is hosting a record 26 shows this season. This beautiful riverside, outdoor venue boasts gorgeous sunsets and a fantastic lineup. Shows to catch before summer ends include:
- Modest Mouse, Aug 29
- Brandi Carlile, Sept 4 & 5
- Death Cab For Cutie, Sept 6
- Dave Matthews Band, Sept 8
Be sure to book your lodging at Tetherow for the shows. Tetherow guests who attend the concerts can avoid the amphitheater parking hassles and take our complimentary shuttle to/from shows. Book your stay at Tetherow’s hotel or vacation rental homes! Shuttle service is based on availability, please inquire!
- See why we love late summer golf with Finn Scooters
What do we love about late summer golf? The colors on the course really pop: the golden blooming rabbitbrush against the bright green fescue and the rustic tan grasses. We love the very slight crispness that slips into the early morning air, too. Love the wind in your hair? Try a round using a Finn Scooter – it’s a seriously fun way to play 18! Learn more here.
- Dive into Paulina Lake with fishing and hot springs
Want a day on the water but can’t decide between fishing or relaxing in warm springs? At Paulina Lake, you don’t need choose! This deep lake (250 ft) is located within the caldera of Newberry Volcano, approx. 25 miles south of Bend. It’s plentiful fishing provides a rewarding challenge for all levels. Trek to the far side of the lake and enjoy the primitive geothermal-fed warm springs while taking in the unique views of the ancient obsidian flow.
Learn more about lake conditions and fishing regulations here.
- Taste summer on Solomon’s seasonal menu
Solomon’s restaurant features a rotating menu of tantalizing local flavors. The biggest hit of the summer has been the Grilled Peach Burrata. This dish bursts with fresh flavors and textures – grilled peaches, thinly sliced burrata cheese, arugula, prosciutto, a balsamic reduction and a wine vinaigrette. Experience this unique dish before the fall menu takes over. Solomon’s is at Tetherow and is open for dinner Wed – Sun. Learn more here.
- Experience flying with the Mt. Bachelor Zipline
Just 20 miles from Tetherow, Mt. Bachelor’s new zipline offers a stellar summer mountain experience! This dual-line, three-stage tour launches from an elevation of 7,800 feet, above the tree and drops nearly 1,400 vertical feet along the volcano’s slopes to make it the Northwest’s steepest, fastest, and highest-elevation zip adventure. Ride at your own pace with the zip trolley’s self-controlled braking system and enjoy the thrill with your friends on two side-by-side lines on each span. Ages 10+. Learn more here.
And of course, COVID: We love these ideas because they’re outdoors. As of 8/13/21 masks are required inside all businesses in Oregon, regardless of vaccination status. Read about Tetherow’s COVID-19 protocols.